It’s no secret that we are passionate about travel here at World Endeavors. Though we can’t always be jetting off to the next exciting place, we find that escaping into the pages of a well-loved novel can often satisfy our desire for adventure (for a little while, at least!).

That’s why we are very excited to introduce the World Endeavors Book Club! Each month, we will be selecting a novel that has ties to one of our program destinations. At the end of the month, we’ll invite readers to tune into the #WEBookClub conversation on Twitter and share your thoughts on that month’s reading. We look forward to engaging in some thought-provoking conversations with you!

Questions, thoughts, or book suggestions? Tweet us @WorldEndeavors now!




First Discussion:

Join us on July 29 at 12:30 pm (CST) on Twitter to discuss The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.


About Paulo Coelho and The Alchemist:

Coelho is a Brazilian author born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947. Before pursuing his writing career, he worked as a songwriter, actor, journalist, and theater director. His pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 1986 inspired him to write The Pilgrimage. The following year, he published The Alchemist. Initially, the novel was not well received and Coelho went on to write another novel before The Alchemist saw any success. It then became a Brazilian bestseller and later a must-read throughout the world. It has since been translated into at least 70 languages and is Coelho’s most famous novel to date.

The Alchemist follows the story of Santiago, a young shepherd from Andalusia, in southern Spain. After experiencing a recurring dream of finding treasure, Santiago embarks on a journey to find real treasure in Egypt.

Posted by World Endeavors on    July 1, 2015

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World Endeavors believes that international travel has the power to change lives, broaden horizons, and deepen intercultural understanding. The world is undergoing rapid changes, with societies becoming more interconnected and environmentally aware; at the same time a more challenging global economy inspires in many a need to reach out and make a positive difference while seeking personal growth opportunities. There has never been a better time than now to travel abroad.

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